NAN is traveling back to New Orleans, Louisiana for its 38th Annual Conference. The meeting will be held at The Sheraton New Orleans located steps away from the famed French Quarter. Be sure to mark your calendars for October 17 - 20, 2018 to attend this gathering. This year's NAN conference theme is Becoming Agents of Change, and we are lining up an outstanding group of researchers and clinicians as presenters.

Please stay tuned as additional information on the 2018 program and registration become available this summer.

Call for Abstract Submissions Has Closed

Abstract notifications will be sent to submitters in May. 

Call for Student Volunteers Now Open

To be a Student Volunteer, you must be an active Student Member of NAN with current dues status at time of application (2018 dues paid). Student Member status is reserved for pre-doctoral level or graduate level full-time students. Click here for more information and to complete the application.

Opening Keynote Address

Exercise: A Daily Tonic to Get the Brain to Its Fullest Potential-and Keep It There
John J. Ratey, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Ratey is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an internationally recognized expert in Neuropsychiatry. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles, and 11 books published in 15 languages, including the groundbreaking ADHD “Driven to Distraction” series with Ned Hallowell, MD.  With the publication of "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain", Dr. Ratey has established himself as one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection. His latest book, “Go Wild”, explores how we can achieve optimal physical and mental health by getting in touch with our caveman roots, and how we can “re-wild” our lives. 





Registration Fees  

Registration Category   Registration Fees (before Sept 21)
NAN Member (Fellow, Professional, Associate, Affiliate)                                       $475
NAN Post-Doctoral Resident Member
 $275
NAN Student Member (Pre-Doctoral)
 $150
Non-Member
 $625
Non-Member Student (Pre-Doctoral)
 $200

Hotel Information

Conference Location: 
Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Reservations: 
Once you have registered for the Annual Conference, you will be provided with the necessary code to book your hotel reservation either online or by phone at the conference rate of $254 plus applicable taxes and fees. The deadline to make a reservation is September 24, 2018.

Situated in downtown New Orleans, the Sheraton New Orleans is within walking distance of Bourbon Street, the Riverwalk, the Port of New Orleans and much more. Moreover, the hotel's proximity to the historic Canal Street streetcar line ensures travelers can easily venture out to experience all parts of the city, including the Garden District and Magazine Street. While nearby attractions beckon, travelers of all types will appreciate thoughtful hotel amenities like a rooftop pool and sun deck, Creole inspired Roux Bistro, a Sheraton Fitness Center and a lobby Starbucks. However you elect to spend your time in New Orleans, we know you'll look forward to returning home to your spacious guest room to soak up scenic views of this one-of-a-kind city.

Travel Information

Local Airport:
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
Distance From Hotel: 15 miles

Shuttle:
Airport Shuttle
Reservations: (504) 522-3500

Taxis:
Taxi service is readily available at the airport on the first level of the terminal. 

Hotel Parking:
Valet Parking, $46 USD daily

Streetcar:
The four distinct lines, each originating Downtown, provide easy transit along Canal Street, St. Charles Avenue, and the Riverfront. 

  • One-way: $1.25
  • One-day pass: $3.00
  • Three-day pass: $9.00